New volleyball rankings released

The Week 2 POWERADE FAB 50 national volleyball rankings were released today, but don't bother memorizing them.

They're bound to look drastically different a week from now.

One of the biggest tournaments of the volleyball season, the Durango Classic, takes place in Las Vegas, Nev., this weekend, and 11 of the teams in the most recent rankings will be going for the title in the desert. Several top contenders will be there as well.

Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), which dropped to No. 13 this week after holding the No. 5 spot earlier this season, is among the teams hoping to claim the Durango crown.

No. 41 Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii), meanwhile, is counting on big support from a wave of fans hitting Vegas this weekend for a college football game between Hawaii and UNLV.

“This will tell us where we’re at on a national level," Kamehameha coach Chris Blake says. "And it’s a great springboard for the rest of our season.”